L' Homme Fidèle FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 - Spotlight
Kinos Münchner Freiheit, Kino 3, München (Details)
The faithfulness in the title comes without a guarantee. Abel notices one day that his girlfriend Marianne is pregnant — and not by him, but by his best friend, Paul. Abel moves out, ending the relationship, but not for good. Eight years later, Abel and Marianne meet again at Paul's funeral. As they rekindle their relationship, this doesn't sit well with everyone: Marianne's son Joseph won't accept her old, new lover as a father figure, and Paul's sister Eva has had the hots for Abel since their childhood. Director Louis Garrel approaches these chaotic desires with a competent eye toward French New Wave nonchalance — with himself in the leading role, while his wife, Laetitia Casta, pulls various strings in this emotional game as Marianne. At FILMFEST MÜNCHEN this year, Garrel will be honored with the Margot Hielscher Award for outstanding artistic personalities who have excelled early in their career by virtue of their versatility and achievements in various cultural disciplines. The screening on July 3rd is part of the Margot Hielscher award ceremony.
Regie: Louis Garrel
FSK: ab 18 (keine FSK)